In the Midst of Lions

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In the Midst of Lions
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Deathcore, Christian metal
Years active 2009–2012
Labels Facedown
Associated acts For Today

In the Midst of Lions was a Christian deathcore band from St. Louis, Missouri. They have three full-length album releases: Out Of Darkness, The Heart of Man and Shadows. The name of the band pertains to a biblical scripture in Psalms 57:4.[1]


In the Midst of Lions originated from the St. Louis music scene.[2] After the success of their debut album, Out Of Darkness on Strike First Records, the band signed to Facedown Records where they released The Heart of Man.[3] This album reached No. 30 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[4]

They headlined a tour with bands such as This or the Apocalypse, Your Memorial, and No Bragging Rights.[5] They also appeared on the Over the Limit Tour with Bury Your Dead, Evergreen Terrace, Thick as Blood, along with other acts. The band released its third studio album on Facedown Records, entitled Shadows, on November 22, 2011.[6] This album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[4]


  • Ryan McAllister – lead guitar (2009–2012)
  • Alex Livingston – drums (2009–2012)
  • Matt Janssen- vocals (2009-2012)
  • Sam Penner- rhythm Guitar (2009-2012) (played with For Today)
  • Jake Mitchell- bass guitar (2009-2012)

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title
2009 Out of Darkness
2010 The Heart of Man
2011 Shadows[7]


  1. ^ Exclusive Interview:In the Midst of Lions. HM Magazine. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  2. ^ In the Midst of Lions at Allmusic
  3. ^ Album Review, Exclaim!
  4. ^ a b Billboard, Allmusic
  5. ^ DARKEST HOUR, BORN OF OSIRIS, As Blood Runs Black, HUMAN ABSTRACT announce Spring 2011 tour. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  6. ^ Two album reviews. Jesus Freak Hideout, November 2011.
  7. ^ In The Midst Of Lions Streaming New Song "Cry Of The Oppressed". Retrieved 2011-10-21.

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